Soon, Californians will have another alterative for those who shuffle off this mortal coil.
State sanctioned Human Composting.
SF Daily - Assembly Bill 351, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, will allow residents to choose human composting, or natural organic reduction (NOR), after death starting in 2027. The author of the bill, Democratic Assembly member Cristina Garcia, says the threat of climate change motivated the new law.“AB 351 will provide an additional option for California residents that is more environmentally-friendly and gives them another choice for burial.
With climate change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere.
I look forward to continuing my legacy to fight for clean air by using my reduced remains to plant a tree."The California bill bans the combining of multiple peoples' remains, unless they are family, but unlike Colorado, California is not explicitly banning the sale of the soil or its use growing food for human consumption. Governor Newsom signed the bill without comment.
It is said the news was well received by the California cat population.